Helen Kristian of Newark, formerly of Pennsauken, N.J., died on Monday, April 22, 2002 at her home. She was 95.
Mrs. Kristian was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Adam Kristian, in 1984.
She is survived by two nephews, John J. Siekierda (Ruth) of New Castle and Frank Siekierda (Kay) of Wilmington; and two great nieces, Joanna Williams of Bear and Teresa Crawford of Middletown.
Services were held April 25, 2002 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, New Castle.
Interment was in Harleigh Cemetery, Camden, N.J.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, 915 Haddon Ave., Camden, NJ 08103.
Ralph B. “Dink” Simmons
Ralph B. Simmons of Townsend died Thursday, April 25, 2002 at his home. He was 71.
Mr. Simmons retired in 1993 after 33 years with the James River Corp. in New Castle. He served with the Delaware National Guard and was a member of Delaney’s New Life Worship Center in Clayton.
He enjoyed camping and clamming.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Doris A. Simmons; his mother-in-law, Eva M. Jester of Townsend; two sons, J. Phillip Simmons (Ida) of Clayton and Charles M. Simmons of Townsend; a daughter, Wanda A. Haley (Gary Coker) of Dover; a brother, Robert J. Simmons of Townsend; a sister, Margaret Tucker of Blackbird; 11 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Services were held April 28 at the Daniels and Hutchison Funeral Home, Middletown.
Interment was in Townsend Cemetery, Townsend.
Ina M. Reed
Ina M. Reed of Townsend died Saturday, April 27, 2002 after a lengthy illness. She was 84.
She was born in Wilmington, the daughter of the late Charles and Mittie Mae Jarman.
During WWII, she was employed as a welder at the Dravo Shipyard in Wilmington.
Mrs. Reed moved to the Townsend area in 1973. She enjoyed sewing and vacationing in North Carolina.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, William A. Reed, in 1986.
She is survived by three daughters, Judy Domanski of Townsend and Connie Dorris and Barbara Yarnell, both of Clayton; a brother, Melvin Jarman of New Castle; seven grandchildren, Loretta Hester, Judy Kulhanek, Carolyn Smith, Diane Norton, Frank Domanski, Michael Dorris and Matthew Dorris; eight great grandchildren; and one great great granddaughter.
Services were held May 1 at Matthews-Bryson Funeral Home, Smyrna.
Interment was in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Smyrna.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, Delaware Chapter, 100 W. Tenth St., Ste. 1105, Wilmington, DE 19801-1663.
Patrick A. Lattis
Patrick A. Lattis of Wilmington died Wednesday, April 24, 2002 at his home. He was 50.
Mr. Lattis was a painter for Local Union #100. He was an avid softball player for many area leagues and enjoyed fishing and crabbing.
He is survived by a daughter, Stacey M. Lattis of Wilmington; two brothers, Kenneth F. Lattis, Jr. of Newark and Joseph Lattis of New Castle; two sisters, Dianne Zackery of Middletown and Patricia Pennington of Wilmington; and his longtime friend, Sharen John of Newark.
Services were held April 29 at the Doherty Funeral Home, Pike Creek.
Interment was private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Division of Fish and Wildlife, 89 Kings Hwy., Dover, DE 19901, Attn: Lloyd Alexander.
John M. Basara
John M. Basara of Elsmere died Thursday, April 25, 2002 at Christiana Hospital, Newark, surrounded by family. He was 81.
Mr. Basara retired as a toll collector with the Delaware River and Bay Authority at the Delaware Memorial Bridge in 1984 after 10 years of service. Prior to his time spent at the bridge, he worked for the Speakman Company for 20 years.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII. He served as Boatswain Mate 1st Class. He was stationed aboard L.S.T., 380 and participated in landings in Italy, North Africa and D-Day. He was also a member of the VFW Post #3257 in Browntown.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Helen (Rybicki) Basara, in 1998.
He is survived by a daughter, Susan E. Damico (Paul) of Middletown; a son, Ronald M. Basara of Landenberg, Pa.; a sister, Stella V. Maczinski (Henry) of Elsmere; and five grandchildren, Marty, Margo, Kelly, Katie and Alexander.
Services were held April 30 at the Krienen-Griffith Funeral Home, Elsmere.
Interment was in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Renal Care Center, Patient Memorial Fund, 63 University Plaza, Newark, DE 19702.
Alexander Walter Luzetsky
Alexander Walter Luzetsky of Chesapeake City, Md. died Thursday, April 25, 2002 unexpectedly at Christiana Hospital in Newark. He was 68.
Mr. Luzetsky was a 1952 graduate of Chesapeake City High School. He began his career as a carpenter with Prairie Schooner, Inc. in Elkton, Md. He then served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955. He worked for Chrysler in Newark and retired as a supervisor in 1985.
Being a member of St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church for 43 years, he became a fourth degree member of the Knights of Columbus. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, commercial crabber and president of the Wounded Wing Gun Club. He also enjoyed gardening, taxidermy, woodworking, cooking, canning and following his son’s band, “Day Tripper.”
He is survived by his wife, Bette; four children, Jay Luzetsky (Karen) of Elkton, Md., Monica Weiser (Jeff) and Lisa McCall (Richard), both of Chesapeake City and Alexandra Meyer (Donald) of Warwick, Md; five brothers, John, Peter, Nick, Bill and Steve Luzetsky, all of Chesapeake City; three sisters, Anna Palasano and Peggy Goral, both of Philadelphia, Pa. and Helen Tauber of Bel Air, Md.; and 12 grandchildren, Jessica, Alexander, Brandon, Edward, Holly, Chelby, Madeline, Kerri, Leah, Elle, Sarah and Natasha.
Mr. Luzetsky was preceded in death by his parents, Alexander and Martha Luzetsky; two brothers, Michael and Paul Luzetsky; and two sisters, Mary Loller and Justina McMenamen.
Services were held April 29 at the R.T. Foard Funeral Home, Chesapeake City.
Interment was in St. Rose of Lima Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the St. Joseph’s Church Building Fund c/o R.T. Foard Funeral Home, 318 George St., Chesapeake City, MD 21915.
Margaret Hartnett Buxton
Margaret Hartnett Buxton of Smyrna died Monday, April 29, 2002 at her home. She was 88.
She was born in Massey, Md., the daughter of the late Ulysses and Clara Hartnett.
Mrs. Buxton traveled with her family while her husband served in the military, but lived most of her life in Delaware. She worked on various benefits for veteran hospitals and clinics and worked for many years to honor veterans at the Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill in Smyrna.
Her community activities and memberships include: past state dept. president of the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion; past unit president and life member of the Ladies Auxiliary of American Legion Post 14, Smyrna; past prefect of the Blessed Virgin Mary Sodality of St. Polycarp Church, Smyrna; life member of the VFW Post 8801 Ladies Auxiliary, Clayton; life member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Citizens Hose Company, Smyrna; the Air Force Sergeants Association Auxiliary, Dover; the auxiliary of the Delaware Home and Hospital, Smyrna; the 20th Century Club, Smyrna; the Camden-Wyoming Moose Auxiliary; the 28th District Democrat Club, Smyrna; past president of the Smyrna Homemakers Town and Country Club; and she served many years as an election volunteer. Mrs. Buxton was retired from the Delaware Home and Hospital, Smyrna.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charles Glenn Buxton; a brother, William “Pat” Hartnett; two sisters, Helen Postles and Mary McKernan; and a brother, John Leonard Hartnett.
She is survived by a son, Glenn Buxton (Joy) of Leona Valley, Calif.; a daughter, Lucinda Buxton of Smyrna; two sisters, Kitty Budd (Grey) of Smyrna and Verna McCutchon (Pat) of Milford; a granddaughter, Kathryn Buxton of Smyrna; and a great granddaughter, Faith.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 3 p.m., Friday, May 3 at St. Polycarp Catholic Church, Ransom Lane and South St., Smyrna. Friends may call Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at Matthews-Bryson Funeral Home, 123 W. Commerce St., Smyrna.
Interment will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Smyrna.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Polycarp Church Building Fund, 135 Ransom Lane, Smyrna, DE 19977 or to the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, PO Box 125, Smyrna, DE 19977.
Melvin J. Taylor
Melvin J. Taylor of Chesapeake City, Md. and Newark died Thursday, April 25, 2002 at his home. He was 72.
Mr. Taylor was an owner and hardwood floor installer for 60 years with his family’s company, Charles G. Taylor and Sons Flooring Company. He was a member of the Elks Lodge in Cocoa Beach, Fla. and enjoyed golfing, horseracing and slots gaming.
He is survived by a son, Edward J. Taylor of Lincoln University, Pa.; four brothers, Kenneth T. Taylor of Wilmington, Charles R. Taylor of Bear; Paul H. Taylor of Minquadale and Joseph L. Hoopes of New Castle; two sisters, Ruth Hill of Wilmington and Marie D. Neeman of Hockessin; two grandchildren, Courtney and Tristan; his companion of 40 years, Olga Santa Barbara; her two daughters, Diane Grano and Marie Littlefield; and her four grandchildren, Kendra, Ronald, Shawn and Michael.
Services were held April 29 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, New Castle.
Interment was in Gracelawn Memorial Park, Minquadale, New Castle.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Minquadale Fire Company, PO Box 663, New Castle, DE 19720.
Eleanor M. “Ellie” Davis
Eleanor M. Davis of Townsend died suddenly Wednesday, April 24, 2002 at her home. She was 80.
Mrs. Davis was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Richard “Rick” Davis; three daughters, Jeannie Winters (Rainey) of Kennett Square, Pa., Annette Peary (Ronald) of New Castle and Patricia Anderson (Tom Haman) of Bay View; two step daughters, Deborah Davis of Elkton, Md. and Brenda Duff of Earleville, Md.; a step son, John R. Davis of West Grove, Pa.; 15 grandchildren; and 15 great grandchildren.
Services were held April 30 in Price Hall, St. Joseph’s Complex, Middletown.
Interment was in the Townsend Cemetery, Townsend.
Arrangements by Daniels and Hutchison Funeral Home, Middletown.
Brenda C. Coppage
Brenda C. Coppage of Clayton died Monday, April 29, 2002 at her home. She was 56.
She was born in Virginia, the daughter of the late Marion and Anna Boggs.
Mrs. Coppage was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening. She was a member of Liberty Church in Dover.
She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Roby E. Coppage; two sons, Darren Deaver of Dover and Roby Coppage, Jr. of Hartly; two daughters, Thelma Coppage-Klase of Smyrna and Bethany Coppage of Dover; a brother, Daniel Boggs of Elkton, Md.; three sisters, Janice Quay of Clayton, Valary Harris of Dover and Jacqueline Barclay of Rehoboth Beach; and 11 grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 4 at Liberty Church, State College Rd., Dover.
Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to help defray medical expenses. Contributions may be sent to Mr. Roby Coppage, 2101 Downs Chapel Rd., Clayton, DE 19938.
Arrangements by Matthews-Bryson Funeral Home, Smyrna.
Edna E. Cable Hudson
Edna E. Cable "Mimi" Hudson, passed away Wednesday, April 14, 2004, at the home of her daughter Patsy H. Carlson of Middletown. She was 89.
Mrs. Hudson was an avid reader and until her recent illness enjoyed knitting. She also enjoyed watching the birds from her windows when she was unable to get outside.
Mrs. Hudson was the daughter of the late John Henry and Eldiva May Westmoreland Cable. She was born and raised in Tennessee but in her adult years she lived and worked all across the United States. Edna made her home for 31 years with her daughter.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Moreau T. Hudson and her grandson Brian S. Carlson, in 1984.
Mrs. Hudson is survived by her daughter Patsy; two grandchildren, Catherine Francisco of Klair Estates, Wilmington, and Mark G. Carlson of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. She has six great-grandchildren, Douglas, Stephan, Ashley and Matthew Francisco of Wilmington; and twins Shyler and Glynnis Carlson of Ft. Lauderdale. Mrs. Hudson is also survived by four nieces; Edna Rawls of Lexington, Ken., Dorothy Spalding of Moselle, Miss., Delores Lillie of Madison, Tenn., and Dianne Hager of Brandenburg, Ken.
A Memorial service was held Friday, April 16, 2004, at St. James Episcopal Church. Burial will be at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Delaware Hospice, the M. O. T. Senior Center, or their favorite charity in Edna's name.
Harriet L. DeVincentis
Harriet L. DeVincentis, of Bridgeville, died on Monday, April 19, 2004 at Bayhealth Milford Memorial Hospital, Milford. She was 70.
She was born in Media, Pa., the daughter of the late Mitchell and Eva Worrell. Mrs. DeVincentis was a homemaker who moved to Delaware in 1960. She resided in New Castle, Wilmington, and most recently, Bridgeville. She enjoyed crocheting and gardening.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul DeVincentis Jr.; and a grandson, Paul DeVincentis IV.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Joseph and Michelle DeVincentis, of Frederica; and Mark and Laurie DeVincentis, of Elkton, Md.; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Laurel Fisher, of Bridgeville; Beth and John Birney, of Smyrna; Sonya and Donnie Lloyd, of Dudley, N.C.; and Shawn and Tim Robertson, of Milton; two stepsons and their wives, Paul and Beverly DeVincentis, of Clayton; and James and Connie DeVincentis, of Atlanta, Ga.; a stepdaughter, Margaret Higgins, of Georgetown; a brother, Charles Worrell, of Brookhaven, Pa.; 22 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Services were held Friday April 23 at Matthews-Bryson Funeral Home, in Smyrna.
Interment was in Odd Fellows Cemetery.
Bert Roberts, Jr.
Bert "Ed" Roberts, Jr. passed away Thursday, April 22, 2004 at Calvert Manor in Rising Sun, Md. He was 71.
Born in Roan Mountain, Tenn. on November 26, 1932 to the late Bert and Corda Roberts of Roan Mountain, Tenn.
Ed was a carpenter. He was also the owner of Bea's and Ed's Country Kitchen and sub shop of Middletown. Ed enjoyed camping, fishing, blue grass and spending time with his beloved dog Joe.
Mr. Roberts is survived by his wife of 43 years, Beatrice Brummitt Roberts; two sisters, Gladys Ostrowski and Nan Brummitt of Elizabethton, Tenn; and many nieces and nephews.
A visitation was held for Ed on Sunday April 25, 2004 at Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home in Middletown. Services were held Monday, April 26 at the funeral home and burial followed at Townsend Cemetery, Townsend.